How Our Campaign Fits Into the Infiniverse
Chapters of the Infiniverse
The Infiniverse and 1990 AD
The Infiniverse is new, the result of a struggle older than the cosm of Core Earth, older than any cosm. Legends say that when Apeiros fled The Place to escape the frenzied destruction of the Nameless One, it created the first cosm. Then Apeiros created another, then a score of dozens more. Soon the entire cosmverse was filled with the cosms of its creation. Yet for all of these cosms there was only one cosmverse, the sum of all the cosms which had been created.
The Nameless One created and sent Darkness Devices, filled with shadows of its own destructive power, through the multidimensional seams bounding The Place. The Darkness Devices chose the strongest and most creative from among the races inhabiting the cosmverse, and created the High Lords. When the High Lords invaded Earth’s cosm, the Possibility Wars on our Earth began, much as they had across hundreds of other Earth's over centuries of conflict.
As recounted in The Nightmare Dream (third novel of the Possibility Wars trilogy), Storm Knights -those who resist the Possibility Raiders- confronted High Lords, and a would-be High Lord, in Dreamtime. While the
Storm Knights had the advantage in Dreamtime (a place conducive to creation sprung from possibilities), the power of the High Lords and the circumstances of the confrontation marred their plan. The most disastrous
consequence was a patterning of possibilities, dread possibilities, which acted as a beacon for the Nameless One. Attenuated, weakened by the convoluted dimensional path necessary to reach Dreamtime, the power of the Nameless One still threatened to overwhelm Dreamtime and the cosms
connected to it.
The miracle which halted the growth of that power is documented in The Nightmare Dream. A contradiction was soon created, as the cosms began to reject the possibility of the Nameless One. The Everlaw of One immediately began to diminish the entity’s power. In response the Nameless One destroyed the Everlaw, allowing contradictions to exist. Freed from the constraint of the Everlaw of One, Apeiros and creation responded by replicating the cosmverse, creating an infinite number of copies, many differing only in small details from other cosmverses, some identical, some varying greatly from others. The Nameless One’s power was stretched across all the cosmverses. In most the Everlaw of One was restored, and quickly eliminated the residue of the Nameless One’s power from that cosmverse. In some the Everlaw of One was not restored, or not restored fully; the cosmverses were destroyed (or are being destroyed) by the Nameless One.
But again the Void and the Nameless One had failed to completely destroy Apeiros and Eternity. In fact creation was now far larger than it had ever been, for where there had been one Cosmverse, there are now as many as there are numbers. There is now the Infiniverse.